Bubonicon

Bubonicon was first held in 1969 as a literary science fiction gathering in Albuquerque called NewMexiCon. Fans Roy Tackett and Robert E. Vardeman were two of the key figures in establishing and promoting Bubonicon in its early days. From an Albuquerque SF Society dinner meeting of 20 fans in 1966, Bubonicon grew quickly with roughly fifty members in 1971 and over one hundred in 1973. The name Bubonicon, not officially adopted until 1971, is a nod to Albuquerque's long history of bubonic plague outbreaks, with its mascot, Perry Rhodent part of this theme. In the 1990s, Bubonicon averaged three hundred members and in the 2000s grew to around 500 members.

In 1976 one of Bubonicon's longest running traditions, the Green Slime Awards, were started in order to honor the worst in Science Fiction from the previous year. This reflected the growth of the convention over the years from largely a literary gathering to one which now included science speakers, often from nearby Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico giving lectures on everything from physics to microbiology, and encompassed fiction and fantasy of all media.

Website: http://bubonicon.com/

Convention Dates GoHs
Bubonicon 1 (originally called "NewMexiCon") 1969 Caz Casadessus, Don Wollheim
Bubonicon 2 1970 Don Wollheim
Bubonicon 3 1971 Jack Williamson
Bubonicon 4 1972 Ted White
Bubonicon 5 1973 Robert Silverberg
Bubonicon 6 August 23-25, 1974 F. M. Busby
Bubonicon 7 August 22-24, 1975 Ed Bryant
Bubonicon 8 August 27-29, 1976 Bill Rotsler
Bubonicon 9 August 26-28, 1977 Gordon Eklund
Bubonicon 10 August 25-28, 1978 Gordon R. Dickson
Bubonicon 11 1979 Orson Scott Card
Bubonicon 12 1980 C. J. Cherryh
Bubonicon 13 August 28-30, 1981 Roger Zelazny
Bubonicon 14 August 27-29, 1982 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Takumi Shibano
Bubonicon 15 August 26-28, 1983 Jack Williamson
Bubonicon 16 August 24-26, 1984 Spider & Jeanne Robinson
Bubonicon 17 August 23-25, 1985 Fred Saberhagen
Bubonicon 18 August 22-24, 1986 George R. R. Martin
Bubonicon 19 August 28-30, 1987 Parke Godwin, Joan Hanke-Woods
Bubonicon 20 August 26-28, 1988 John E. Stith, Geoffrey C. Everts
Bubonicon 21 August 25-27, 1989 Melinda Snodgrass, Marc Davis
Bubonicon 22 August 24-26, 1990 Jennifer Roberson, Harry O. Morris
Bubonicon 23 August 23-25, 1991 Simon Hawke, Alan Gutierrez
Bubonicon 24 August 14-16, 1992 Thorarinn Gunnarsson, Dell Harris
Bubonicon 25 August 20-22, 1993 Kevin J. Anderson, Robert C. Cornett, Ann Marie Eastburn.
Bubonicon 26 August 26-28, 1994 Michael Stackpole, Liz Danforth, Jennifer Roberson
Bubonicon 27 August 11-13, 1995 Harry Turtledove, Martin Cameron, Rick Sternbach
Bubonicon 28 August 23-25, 1996 Dennis McKiernan, Snail Scott
Bubonicon 29 August 22-24, 1997 John Barnes, Joy Marie Ledet
Bubonicon 30 August 28-30, 1998 Robert J. Sawyer, Jane Lindskold, David Martin.
Bubonicon 31 August 20-22, 1999 Jack McDevitt, Lubov
Bubonicon 32 August 25-27, 2000 Walter Jon Williams, Lela Dowling
Bubonicon 33 August 24-26, 2001 Sarah Zettel, Lee Seed
Bubonicon 34 August 23-25, 2002 Esther Friesner, Joe Tucciarone
Bubonicon 35 August 22-24, 2003 Charles de Lint, Charles Vess
Bubonicon 36 August 27-29, 2004 Connie Willis, David Mattingly
Bubonicon 37 August 26-28, 2005 Stephen R. Donaldson, Mark Ferrari
Bubonicon 38 August 18-20, 2006 Ben Bova, Kathleen Lowe
Bubonicon 39 August 24-26, 2007 Vernor Vinge. Artist Guest: William Stout
Bubonicon 40 August 22-24, 2008 David Weber, Bob Eggleton
Bubonicon 41 August 28-30, 2009 Michael Cassutt, Peri Charlifu
Bubonicon 42 last weekend in August 2010 Peter David, Sarah Clemens
Bubonicon 43 August 26-28, 2011 Stephen Leigh, John Picacio
Bubonicon 44 August 24-26, 2012 Brandon Sanderson, Ursula Vernon
Bubonicon 45 August 23-24, 2013 Tim Powers, Brent Weeks, Alan F. Beck
Bubonicon 46 August 1-3, 2014 John G. Hemry, Cherie Priest
Bubonicon 47 August 28-30, 2015 Tamora Pierce, Catherynne M. Valente, Ruth Sanderson
Bubonicon 48 August 26-28, 2016
Bubonicon 49 August 25-27, 2017 C.J. Cherryh, Sherwood Smith, Elizabeth Leggett

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